Bachelor of Business Administration
Matt Dwyer, M.B.A., Director
The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) is a degree-completion program designed for working adults who possess work experience in general business/industry-related fields and an Associate of Arts degree, an Associate of Science degree, or a minimum of 60 transferable semester hours.
The program is designed for adults who seek to build upon their educational foundations and work experience to enhance their personal and professional career objectives. This program provides learners with an integrated educational experience in the functional areas of business and prepares learners for graduate study in the Master of Business Administration program or the Master of Organizational Leadership program.
The core curriculum exposes students to the qualitative and quantitative aspects of business administration, including human resources, finance, economics, and marketing. Throughout the program, the learner's experience is drawn upon to focus on issues and to integrate academic coursework and ethical values with practical applications.
Learners develop skills through a carefully designed sequence of learning experiences, including workshops and homework assignments. The program requires the development of individual and group skills, and focuses on the application of knowledge and skills in the work environment. The programs objectives are to enhance the student's ability to:
BBA 302 Statistics for Managers
305 International Economic Systems
311 Interpersonal Leadership
312 Advanced Strategies for Success
313 Management Theory and Practice
319 Organizational Behavior
325 Business Law for Managers
403 Marketing Management
405 Corporate Finance
406 Financial Accounting for Managers
407 Managerial Accounting
435 Human Resources Management
480 Leadership and Ethics
485 Business Policy and Strategy
BIBL 310 Biblical Hermeneutics
BUS 485 Career and Portfolio Development
THEO 400 Faith and Contemporary Issues
BBA 311 and BBA 312 must be completed with a passing grade of "C" or better in order to continue in the program. Students who have not completed the six-hour Christianity core general education requirement prior to entering the BBA program must take Olivet's BIBL 310 Biblical Hermeneutics and THEO 400 Faith and Contemporary Issues as part of the packaged program. A minimum grade point average of 2.5 in the major area of study and a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0. (4.0 scale) is required for graduation.
Transfer of Credit Policy
A maximum of 82 semester hours (or equivalent quarter hours) may be accepted from community/junior colleges as transfer credit to the Bachelor of Business Administration degree program at Olivet. For work taken beyond the Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree, only courses with a grade of C- or above are eligible for transfer consideration.
Students who enter bachelor's degree-completion programs at Olivet with Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degrees from regionally accredited colleges and universities will have met all general education requirements for graduation from Olivet, except for the two upper-division religion courses and the 6 hours of International Culture. However, these students may be required to complete additional elective courses beyond the required core courses in their programs to satisfy the 128 credit-hour requirement for graduation from Olivet.
Students who enter bachelor's degree-completion programs with associate degrees other than Associate of Arts or Associate of Science (for example, A.A.S., A.L.S. or A.G.S.) from regionally accredited colleges or universities will likely have to complete additional courses to satisfy Olivet's general education requirements and take additional elective courses beyond the required core courses in their programs to satisfy the 128 credit-hour graduation requirement. As part of the 128 hours, a minimum of 40 credit-hours in upper-division courses (courses numbered 300 or above) are required; this program generally fulfills the requirement.
Transcripts of students without Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degrees will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis to determine transferable credits, and students will be notified of courses that must be completed before graduation. Student services counselors will assist and advise students in preparing plans of study to meet program, general education, and graduation requirements.
College credit may be earned through (a) additional classes; (b) credit for academically relevant experiences; (c) proficiency, CLEP, and/or Regents College Examinations, and under specific circumstances, for appropriate prior learning experiences.